Rugby League Heroes: Dick Huddart (Part 1)

The Cumbrian superstar Cumbria has produced few, if any, finer Rugby League players than the great Dick Huddart. A product of the Risehow & Gillhead…

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Rugby League Heroes: Gemma Walsh

21 years that transformed Women’s Rugby League One of the all-time greats of the women’s game, Gemma Walsh recently retired after 21 years as a…

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Rugby League Heroes: John Fieldhouse

A forward ahead of his time John Fieldhouse was one of the best British forwards in the mid-‘eighties and was named man of the match…

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Rugby League Heroes: Tony Barrow

Leigh enjoyed their finest day fifty years ago this year, beating Leeds at Wembley to win the Challenge Cup. Playing stand-off for the Leythers was…

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Rugby League Heroes: Phil Clarke (Part 2)

In the first part of our Rugby League Heroes Q & A with Phil Clarke, he talked us through his Wigan, Great Britain and England…

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Rugby League Heroes: Phil Clarke (Part 1)

Having firmly established himself as one of the world’s best backrowers, Phil Clarke’s playing career ended prematurely in 1996 when, aged 24, he broke his…

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Rugby League Heroes: John ‘Keith’ Bridges

John ‘Keith’ Bridges followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming one of the game’s best hookers. Christened John, but nicknamed Keith after his dad, Bridges…

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Rugby League Heroes: Frank Endacott

One of Rugby League’s great international coaches, Frank Endacott led New Zealand to three wins over Australia and a further seven over Great Britain (or…

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Hetherington laments Super League’s unfulfilled potential

Super League celebrates its 25th birthday on Monday, having kicked off on 29 March 1996 in Paris. According to Gary Hetherington, however, it has failed…

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Rugby League Heroes: David Burke

David Burke is a rare example of a Rugby League journalist who pulled on the boots and played the sport professionally. After three seasons with…

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